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New agreement will provide the NHS with a flexible, single solution to recruit temporary healthcare staff

The agreement is the first of its kind, offering customers the ability to maximise their buying power by sourcing all of their healthcare professionals through one commercial solution.

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The new Multidisciplinary Temporary Healthcare Personnel agreement has been developed to provide the NHS, and other public sector organisations, with access to temporary healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and health science services staff.

The agreement has been awarded to 67 suppliers, 87% of which are small and medium businesses.

It has been specifically designed to help customers reduce their escalating and non-compliant spend on agency staff, with an innovative and flexible cost model with capped rates.

It also fully complies with the agency control measures announced by Monitor and the Trust Development Authority on 1 September 2015.

In 2014/15 the Crown Commercial Service helped save the NHS in excess of £343 million and this new agreement is one of a number of initiatives designed to help the NHS make further savings this year.

View further information on how to access the agreement

Published 10 September 2015